Silk and wood



A commissioned necklace using silks, leather cord, wooden beads and copper findings. All hand sewn, which I enjoy doing. I'm thinking about starting a bigger hand sewing project this winter- I love the look of sashiko embroidery. Such repetitive simple patterns looks rather meditative.

A new dressing gown


I found this vintage dressing gown pattern at the bottom of my pattern stash. Just perfect for a summery dressing gown. I bought some light floral cotton and it came together so quickly. Such an easy project and I wear it everyday. I am trying to be more thoughtful with my sewing projects- making useful things for everyday, rather than for special occasions, which I never wear again.

I found this interview with Gaye Naismith about slow sewing interesting, I'd love to take one of her classes.

The night before christmas


 Iggy is just getting into books. Max is totally into Santa. Oma is just into her grandsons.

Stamps and hoarding



I have been meaning to try stamp carving since forever. I was inspired by Melissa's posts, she's been doing it for years. Next I'd like to try doing some hand-stamped fabric.

But that might be a while away. Right now I am trying to finish projects, and have a gentle New Year's resolution not to start any more projects until I get a few old ones out of the way. I'm tempted to read this book, but my inner hoarder is a bit scared of such a ruthless approach.